Free summer entertainment in Malverne and West Hempstead

Mark you calendars for a summer full of free concerts — plus a children's play — all happening right in Malverne and West Hempstead starting July 9.

Celebrating the Lakeview FD's 'Fighting Freds'

The Lakeview Fire Department held a wetdown on June 11 to welcome the newest addition to its fleet, a Rosenbauer Commander Engine, equipped with a 1500 gallon-per-minute pumper and a 750-gallon tank. The ceremony for the apparatus — Engine 414 — was attended by local clergy and elected officials, and followed by a barbecue and tours of the engine for all.

Lakeview man and brother arrested for Valley Stream homicide

Police said that two brothers were arrested on Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Hempstead man on March 13 outside Sonny O’s Pub in Valley Stream.

MTA announces LIRR fare reductions

Long Island Rail Road riders traveling to Hunterspoint Ave. or Atlantic Terminal will be entitled to a fare reduction averaging 25 percent during Amtrak’s repair work, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Tuesday. The fare reduction will take effect July 10, and will end when Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station has been completed.

A call to protect Israel

At a time when fewer teenagers are interested in driving cars, West Hempstead resident Yehuda — who asked to be identified only by his first name — found himself, at age 19, training to operate an army tank. “I was essentially in charge of the entire bottom half of the tank,” said Yehudah, who was a sergeant in the 188th battalion of the Israel Defense Forces from March 2015 to July 2016.